Science's policy forum focuses on water in lead up to World Water Week in Stockholm

August 05, 2015

Science has published a series of six Policy Forum essays on water to coincide with leading annual water conference, World Water Week. Conference organizer, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), through its co-chaired Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), contributed to the series, specifically, "Building Water Security Through Green Infrastructure," published today.

"These essays frame some of most important issues of our time, and like World Water Week itself, they shed light on the complexity and interconnectivity of water and development issues," John Matthews said.

The 3-part series contrast perspectives on water governance (local vs global), monitoring water (satellite vs on the ground), and green infrastructure (feasibility for emerging economies). An essay advocating for the wider deployment of green infrastructure was co-authored by John Matthews and others from AGWA. A number of the series' authors will attend World Water Week.

AGWA's knowledge base and expertise helped to link the health and integrity of ecosystems with their ability to grow economies and supply energy, clean water, and food security.

This year is the jubilee year of World Water Week. The theme is 'Water for Development'. The Week brings together the world's leading researchers, decision-makers, and thought leaders to engage in a global conversation towards the same goal: to ensure water is shared and allocated sustainably, equitably and efficiently - meeting everyone's basic needs.

To register (including press), visit http://www.worldwaterweek.org. Videos and podcasts from the conference will be available at http://www.siwi.org/mediahub.
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About Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)

Founded in September 2010, the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation is a group of regional and global development banks, government agencies and ministries, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector focused on managing water resources in a sustainable. It is an informal network, organized through a charter, and is governed by a steering committee, led by co-chairs, World Bank and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The AGWA Secretariat is coordinated by John Matthews on behalf of SIWI.

About Stockholm International Water Institute

Founded in 1991, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) provides and promotes water wise solutions for sustainable development in five thematic areas: water governance, transboundary water management, climate change and water, the water-energy-food nexus, and water economics. ItIt organizes World Water Week in Stockholm and hosts the Stockholm Water Prize, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize and the Stockholm Industry Water Award.

Stockholm International Water Institute

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